I told you before that I’m an total freak if it comes to organisation. Not being perfectly organised means restlessness, complications and problems to me. Writing down stuff isn’t enough for me. I like to create some small booklets or presentations to print out. So this time, I made a small booklet using InDesign CS5 with all the general informations concerning flights, baggage, mobile phone, etc. You probably think this is useless and not normal but this way, I can put my mind at rest.
Why are my pictures I upload here on tumblr so blurry btw?
My ex-boyfriend texted me on kakaotalk asking when I’m about to come and that we should meet up. I kind of want to but because we had a fun time together and at the same time I don’t like him anymore. He didn’t treat me that well when we were together so I broke up.
Let’s change the topic. 15 days left until I leave and so many things to do! I have to pay the speed ticket fine, get a haircut and dye my hair, teach German, apply for english proficiency, buy a birthday present for my sister, clean my room and pack my bag. But I’m more than glad to leave. I’m going to meet so many old and new faces. This is what I need.
This time when I arrive in Seoul, I’m going to post everyday about everything. Like seriously. I’m gonna take my camera everywhere. To the cafe, dinner, everywhere. And I’ll try to make professional photos whenever I’m drunk in a club. Because I seriously need a professional portfolio and Seoul is perfect to take pictures. I planned to stay in Seoul for about 6 months but I got accepted to the F+F Art and Design school in Zurich on short notice. So i had to shorten my stay to 1 month. It’s not enough time to do all the things I actually planned and meet all the people, especially people who don’t live in Seoul but in other parts of Korea. But it’s okay because I’m going next year, too. Ok, the thing is, I don’t wanna miss any of the things I planned so I made a list. I’m thinking of publishing the list before my flight in June and use it kind of as a checklist during my stay in Seoul. I’ve read this book I bought it a few years ago in a bookstore in Seoul and I really really liked it.
It showed me different views of the city I’d never experienced before. Like I never knew that Hongdae is such a beautiful place since I only went there at night or not-really-sober. And what I really loved about this book is that there are courses you can do at any time.
For example this. The 친구 사이를 위한 재잘재잘 추억 코스 *홍대* (chit-chat memories course for friends *Hongdae*) course is really nice and definitely something I’m going to do in the weekdays. As you can see, it’s a timetable and at the bottom there’s a budgetlist. According to the book, this course costs 15,700원 which is around 14 Dollars!
I recommend korean travel guides even if you only speak a little korean. Because the korean books are from Seoul people for Seoul people. In other words, it brings you closer to the real korean lifestyle. The english guides are more for tourists I think. Their recommendations are mostly fish-markets, a trip to the DMZ, historical museums, national theater and incredibly expensive restaurants. I mean culture and history are important but I think it’s not very interesting for young people. Korean books recommend places where the fresh, young korean people are.